USAC Benevolent Foundation karting event announced

12TH "FUN AT FASTIMES" MARCH 15 BENEFITS USAC BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION The 12th Annual "Fun at Fastimes" 3-hour karting endurance race is scheduled March 15 at Fastimes Indoor Karting Indy on the northeast side of Indianapolis,...

12TH "FUN AT FASTIMES" MARCH 15 BENEFITS USAC BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION

The 12th Annual "Fun at Fastimes" 3-hour karting endurance race is scheduled March 15 at Fastimes Indoor Karting Indy on the northeast side of Indianapolis, Ind. Ten teams of drivers, captained by professional USAC race drivers, will compete on the unique two-level course for prizes and awards, with all proceeds benefiting the USAC Benevolent Foundation.

Individual and team entries are still available by contacting Michelle Beck at the USAC Headquarters, 4910 W. 16th Street, Speedway, Ind. or by calling Bill Marvel at 606-787-0243 or 859-749-0646.

Each team features two USAC race drivers and the lineup of talent is deep. Designated as team captains for the 2008 event are 4-time champions Ted and Tracy Hines, 2000 champ Dave Darland, 2002 champ Dickie Gaines, 2005 champ J.T. Stapp, 2006 champ Levi Jones and 2007 champ Billy Puterbaugh Jr., plus Stephanie Mockler, Johnny Parsons, Cole Carter, Cameron Dodson, Jon Stanbrough, Shane Hollingsworth, James Robertson, John Heydenreich, Billy Wease, Darren Hagen, Jeff Bland, Damion Gardner and Brad Kuhn.

The green flag is set to wave at 1:30 pm on March 15, following a drivers meeting and team pictures. Each team will consist of eight members, including the USAC drivers. Registration is slated from noon to 12:45 pm and the mandatory drivers meeting is at 1.

Medals will be awarded for championship performances and a special team award is also planned for the winning team.

Entries are scheduled to close at noon on Tuesday, March 11, so those wishing to participate are urged to call the numbers listed above.

Former team captain champions of the event are Billy Puterbaugh Jr. and Kent Christian (2007), Levi Jones and Tracy Hines (2006), J.T. Stapp (2005), Ted Hines and Kent Christian (2004), Ted and Tracy Hines (2003), Bobby East and Dickie Gaines (2002), Ted and Tracy Hines (2001), Dave Darland (2000), Stevie Reeves and Johnny Parsons III (1999), Ted Hines and Tony Elliott (1998) and Tracy Hines and Kevin Besecker (1997).

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Drivers Brad Kuhn , Dave Darland , Tracy Hines , Tony Elliott , Bobby East , John Heydenreich , Johnny Parsons , Levi Jones , Jon Stanbrough , Cole Carter , Billy Wease , Cameron Dodson , Shane Hollingsworth , Darren Hagen , Stevie Reeves , Stephanie Mockler , Damion Gardner